Heavy rains today flooded streets, knocked out power and tied up traffic. Looks like things are drying out for the afternoon but more rain is forecast for the remainder of the week. Here are some highlights and photos of today’s stormy weather from across the Eastside.
- At 2:47 p.m. an estimated 1.33 inches of rain had fallen in the Downtown/USC area, according to the National Weather Service.
- The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council reported that about 3,000 were without power.Full service not expected to be restored until 11 p.m.
- Power was knocked out to nearly 500 LADWP customers in Glassell Park. Service is not expected to be fully restored until 12:30 a.m.
View across the L.A. River near Los Feliz Bouelvard
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Plumber Ronnie Ortiz of Echo Park had the day off. But instead of taking it easy, Ortiz voluntarily cleaned out catch basins across the neighborhood before they could cause flooding.
The rains may have stopped but part of the path surrounding Echo Park Lake remained flooded this afternoon.
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Evidence of Tuesday's heavy rains was all too apparent in Highland Park, where a long line of toppled trashcans was swept down a residential street by a river of fast-moving water.Many other neighborhoods were also inundated with water as the first of a predicted series of powerful storms moved through Southern California.Read KTLA's story here: http://on.ktla.com/QjSyI
Posted by KTLA 5 News on Tuesday, January 5, 2016
— Jacqueline Garcia (@jackiereporter) January 5, 2016
Power lines fell to the ground in front of apartments on Finley Avenue.
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